Police embarks on Year-end Safety Traffic Controls. 107 vehicles controlled
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Police embarks on Year-end Safety Traffic Controls. 107 vehicles controlled

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In carrying out the end of the year safety plan, the police of Sint Maarten have started with traffic controls in connection with its end of the year activities, the police announced on Thursday.

The first of these controls was held on Wednesday December 4th, 2019. A combine control was done together with the personnel of the customs department at different locations.

The controls were based technical requirements for vehicles making use of the public road. Specific attention was given to drivers with tinted windows, for not having their road tax paid or number plates attached to their cars. The teams also checked for drugs and firearms.

A total of 107 vehicles was controlled, 40 drivers were requested to remove their tint, three fines were given, and one car was towed away. A small number of narcotics was confiscated by the control team.

These types of controls will be held more frequently in this period. The police force is asking the drivers to have all their documents for their vehicle with them when driving on the public roads and remember to adhere to the traffic rules. (Sint Maarten Police Force)

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